Celine is a community organizer focused on defending the land, water, and climate that sustain us all. Before joining Ecotrust Canada, Celine worked at the centre of some of British Columbia’s best known environmental advocacy campaigns as a leader, trainer, and strategist. Through her work with Organize BC, Organizing for Change, and Dogwood BC she has played a role in raising the collective capacity and impact of the environmental and conservation movement.
A rural gal herself, she is fiercely committed to empowering Canada’s rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. She believes the future is rural — that small communities hold the greatest potential to generate economic, cultural, and social solutions for a resilient future.
Celine studied Anthropology, Biology and French at the University of British Columbia, Ecological Restoration at the University of Victoria, Community Economic Development at Simon Fraser University, and Leadership and Organizing at Harvard Kennedy School.
Depending on the season, you can find Celine, her partner, and two huskies in her tiny house in Tahsis, at her family homestead in Kitwanga, or blissful in the cold winter of Atlin, BC — the territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Gitxsan, and Taku River Tlingit respectively. She moonlights as a ceramicist, farmer, dog handler, and water taxi skipper.